Kerrville, Texas – The #1 Trinity baseball team opened up a three-game Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference series with a doubleheader sweep at Schreiner (TX) University on Saturday afternoon.
Trinity rallied from a first-inning deficit in both games, winning 8-4 and 13-6 in the road doubleheader.
Schreiner scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning of game one, as well as holding the Tigers scoreless over the first three innings.
Trinity got on the board with a run in the fourth, but it wasn't until the seventh inning that the Tigers were able to get back into the game.
A leadoff walk and another Goodrich round-tripper added two more Tiger runs in the eighth, and the visitors began to pull away with a 7-4 lead. Rafe Chaumette's solo homer in the ninth finished off the scoring.
After allowing five hits in the first inning, Trinity pitching gave up just two hits over the remainder of the game.
The Tigers jumped in front with a run in the top of the first inning of game two, but Schreiner answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning.
Trinity pulled back in front in the third inning, scoring four runs on five hits – including three consecutive extra-base hits.
The Tigers made it a 7-3 advantage with two more runs in the fourth, picking up two more extra-base hits.
Schreiner rallied with three scores in the bottom of the fourth to cut the lead to just one (7-6), but an inning-ending double play kept the Tigers in the lead.
Trinity scored at least once in each of the final four innings, capped by a three-run ninth that put the game out of reach.
Trinity has now won 10 consecutive games to improve to 28-2 overall and 10-1 in conference play. This marks the second double-digit win streak of the season for the Tigers.
Rafe Chaumette led the Tiger offense with an outstanding day. He tallied seven total hits in the two games, scoring five runs and driving in three more. Chaumette was 2-5 with a home run in the opener, then went 5-6 with two triples and four RBI in the second game.
Michael Goodrich was 3-4 with two home runs and four RBI in the first game, then went 2-3 with a double and three RBI in game two.
Jack Wisniewski was 6-7 with a triple and two runs scored in the two games, going 2-3 in game one and 4-4 in the Saturday finale.
Ian Hussian struck out nine batters over seven innings of game one, earning the win by allowing four runs on six hits. Corey Cater pitched two shutout innings to close the game and earn the save, allowing one hit and striking out five batters.
In the second game, the bullpen came on early and had a strong day. Matthew Thomas allowed three runs on six hits over 3.1 innings to secure the win. Jeff Lonnecker had an extended save, striking out five batters over 5.2 shutout innings to finish the game.
Trinity and Schreiner will close out the weekend series with a single game on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.